Dec 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
it was reported the i.r.s. spent $4 billion in refunds to taxes to people who shouldn't have gotten them, 353 check toss one address in shanghai. 650 checks to lithuania. this is a level of incompetent on a scale because you have bureaucrats with paper, and crooks who have ipads. the second, what i've talked about going back to american enterprise speeches. we were just told with the passing of president nelson mandela that, even though he had visited five times, he was not delisted as a terrorist until 2008. now, how bad does the state department bureaucracy have to be in order to not notice that a sitting president is visiting the country and still on the list. finally something i want to ask governor abercrombie as an example -- >> i can't wait. >> i think this is one you'll be 100% with me. >> if you want a limited number of defense budget, wouldn't you rather see it spent at pearl harbor on real folks in the front lines than seeing it spent in thepentagon? every i.t. as it relates t obamca, relates to the defense partnt theyave a terrible procurement, wouldn't you -- speaking as an alum
Dec 4, 2013 3:30pm PST
have a predictable regulatory environment. we do a good job of educating the kids. we have a good tax break. we're doing all the things -- >> it sounds like you're agreeing with the pope then? >> you look at the result, we have less disparity in the income that can most any other state. we would love to have the pope. he can come to provo anytime. >> you have a deep and personal passion about helping the poor, and i suspect you resonated deeply with pope francis ooze comments which were very powerful and compelling in many ways, but i'm puzzled. wise in the last 30 years we've had dramatic economic growth. i was very fortunate i was there with reagan and with clinton. in the case of the clinton administration when we worked with them, from 1993 to 200, one of the very four people of poverty left poverty, and huge economic growth. about 3 1/2, 4 million people, xw a million and a half people, lost their jobs. why is it so hard to look at the things that have work. try to find a way and say, which of these pieces really worked. find out what are their patterns? and how can we replicate
Dec 6, 2013 3:30pm PST
to create middle-class jobs. please just don't say tax cuts and cutting the deficit. >> can i just start by saying i don't know what anybody has been smoking here, but if you think this is a good economy, then we need to start all over again. what you need -- first of all, 203,000 jobs, i'm glad that we've got that, about you we need to create at least 150,000 a month just to keep our mouths -- let me finish. >> okay. i'm waiting. >> what you need to pay attention to, and david is well aware of this is the labor force participation rate. what we have seen is people, particularly young americans, are opting out, they are giving up, underemployed. that means they're getting part-time jobs. it's about 63%, which is about a 30-year low, which means that 47% of this economy has basically given up until obama. these policies have not created economic growth, and everybody knows it. >> but wait, wait, ants my question. >> i can answer it. >> the house republicans is 40 jobs create bills that are stalled in the senate. >> they're all the same two things. >> no, they're not. they're energy job, t
Dec 2, 2013 3:30pm PST
in and medicare rationing occurs and 22 new tax increases occur, and the medicare advantage cuts occurred, it's going to be the bad gift that keeps on giving onto next year. that's why all the red state democrats are scared to death. >> first of all, i disagree with everything you said, but -- everything you just said -- but i am concerned that some medicare part d was passed, and it wasn't working, we worked with republicans to fix it. here's what we have from your great friend erick erickson. the strategy now, he says should be the website they can't fix, but we must deny them the opportunity to fix the new law itself. let the american people see big government in all its glory and offer a repeal. in other words, hold back support, road for -- is that your strategy? do you sign on to erick erickson's strategy? >> no, i don't root for failure. >> that's what he's saying. >> help, there's an interesting term. >> what's the fix? >>> regarding 300 maybe, who knows? medicaid expansion for tort reform? who knows, but there is no negotiation. one part passed this. it was you, minority, no way, we'